CME Course Catalog

Childhood, Regulation, and Neuroscience

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1 hour)
Price: $47

Course Description

In the last decade, our understanding of childhood development, mood regulation, and attachment has blossomed from discoveries in the field of neuroscience. We now know a lot about how the regulatory capacity develops in children and the relationship to a childs ability to form a secure attachment. This presentation explains the link between childrens dysregulated states and clinical symptoms in children and sequelae into adulthood.

Well discuss ways to promote and support the development of healthy regulatory functions in children and explore the signs of regulation versus dysregulation. Youll learn details of the sympathetic response, parasympathetic/Ventral Vagal response, and parasympathetic/Dorsal Vagal response.

Get up-to-date on the role of an external regulator on a child’s brain development and clinical tools for acting as an external regulator for patients in distress. This course is not only for providers working with patients; it’s also about how to apply childhood development and neuroscience to issues in the adult population.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the neuroscience of healthy and unhealthy attachment in children
  • Uncover the lifelong impact of untreated attachment injuries
  • Discover the connection between children’s dysregulated states and their clinical symptoms

CME/CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In order to obtain your CME credit for this course, you will need to take and pass the CME quiz and complete a CME evaluation after watching the video. The quiz will be linked under the video. The Evaluation will follow automatically. If the quiz is passed, you will be prompted to download your CME certificate immediately after.

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Lisa Dion, MA, LPC

LISA DION, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher and supervisor. She is the founder and President of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado and creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy,” a model of play therapy bridging the gap between neuro-science and psychology. She is dedicated to advancing the play therapy field worldwide through her teachings, books and research. She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity, the host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast and webinar series and is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s 2015 Professional Education and Training Award.

She is also a Senior Certified Facilitator of the Demartini Method™working with clients of all ages from around the world on a full spectrum of issues. In addition to her clinical work, she has also launched multiple for-profit and non-profit businesses and is a business consultant to various organizations worldwide.